Sunday, May 27, 2007

Channing Tatum: Declared Up-And-Coming Hollywood Star by MCall.com

Here is a high quality (HQ) picture of the horribly adorable Channing Tatum at the January 13, 2005 Coach Carter premiere in Los Angeles.

It's no surprise to me, but today Mcall.com (aka The Morning Call Online) has declared Channing Tatum as an "Up-and-Coming Hollywood Star."

Obviously they're a little late on getting the memo, because we have all know this for quite a while. Tinseltown definitely has also recognized it, because of the 7 movies he has in the works. As they say, better late than never I guess. ;-)

Here is how the Pennsylvania-based online newspaper Mcall.com unwraps Channing Tatum...

Brawn Factor: Five barbells (Out of Five)

A former model whose big break came in Ricky Martin's video ''She Bangs.'' Tatum, 27, starred opposite teen star Amanda Bynes in ''She's the Man'' and headlined Disney's dance movie ''Step Up,'' which cost $20 million and made $100 million worldwide.

Spiritual Forefathers: Marlon Brando and Burt Lancaster. A man's man.

The Scoop: Though his movies haven't yet demanded acting range, his charisma has wowed insiders. He reportedly break-danced for Kimberly Peirce at his audition for the Iraq veteran drama ''Stop Loss,'' one of the most anticipated Oscar-hopeful projects of the fall.

I think it's really cool that Channing's upcoming movie Stop-Loss is already getting Oscar buzz. We were all hopeful that Channing would get nominated for his role as Antonio in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, but that never materialized. Maybe he will get another chance at a nomination for his role in Stop-Loss.

The thing I find really interesting is that he danced at his audition for Stop-Loss. Considering the fact that he plays a guy in the military, I doubt he will have to do much dancing in his role.

I'm thinking that the director (Kimberly Peirce) may have been a Channing fan much like you or me and might have had some ulterior motives in the audition. After Channing showed the people at his audition for the part that he clearly had the acting chops to play the role, maybe the rest of Channing's audition for the movie went something like this...

Kimberly Peirce (Director): OK Channing, that was a great reading. Now for the final portion of the audition, we want you to show us your dancing skills.
Channing: For sure...No problem. (Channing break dances, the audition is wrapped up, and Channing leaves the director's office.)
Casting Agent: Kimberly, why did you make him dance? The part doesn't call for any dancing.
Kimberly Peirce (Director): Come on. You have Channing Tatum in front of you. Wouldn't you ask him to dance?
Casting Agent: You've got a point.

Yeah. I think it went something like that. What do you think? :-D

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